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Saint Joseph Vaz, a pioneer in interfaith dialogue and a promoter of the laity in Sri Lanka

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This year has been dedicated to the Apostle of Sri Lanka. Born in India, he landed on the island in 1687 during the persecution by Dutch Calvinists. At that time there were no priests. He set up a religious congregation to train missionaries. He worked for the poor and the sick, for dialogue with other religions, and for the development of lay leaders.

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